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Bitglass Joins the United Nations Global Compact to Support Responsible Business Practices

Bitglass, the Total Cloud Security Company, today announced its commitment to support the United Nations Global Compact Initiative by implementing the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption into its business practices. In addition, the company is also committed to collaborating with other organisations to further advance the development goals of the United Nations. You can read the company’s letter of commitment here.

As part of the world’s largest corporate citizenship initiative that encourages businesses to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies to create a better world, Bitglass is undertaking the following actions that align with the UN Global Compact’s core principles:

  • Proactive engagement of customers, vendors, board and employees on our code of business conduct and corporate social responsibility policies with emphasis on anti-fraud and corruption.

  • Continued alignment with our hosting partner, AWS, on its sustainability initiatives which includes a reduced carbon footprint assessment through its renewable energy programs.

  • Expansion of diversity programs to ensure inclusive hiring practices and employee development.

“Bitglass is dedicated to the path of continuous societal improvement,” said Andrew Urushima, Senior Vice President, Bitglass. “Our participation in the UN Global Compact further validates our commitment to contribute to corporate sustainability and responsibility. We look forward to formally implementing the Ten Principles into our business strategies, culture, policies and daily operations.”

Bitglass Receives EcoVadis’ Silver Medal Rating

Further strengthening the company’s commitment to global sustainability, Bitglass was given a prestigious Silver rating by EcoVadis, the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, for its policies and actions pertaining to the environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. Overall, Bitglass was placed in the top 10% of companies rated by EcoVadis in the data processing, hosting and related activities and web portals industries. The company received especially high marks in the area of ethics.